RATING: The epitome of summer!
If you haven’t read The Unexpected everything check out MY REVIEW first.
After you’ve finished reading come back and join the discussion!
BEWARE OF SPOILERS BEYOND THIS POINT
Books can make you feel a wide range of emotions. And The Unexpected Everything made me feel all the fun feels. No joke this book is the epitome of summer. If summer could somehow be contained in a single book, it would be The Unexpected Everything. I adored reading this book, and I can’t wait to talk to y’all about it! Let’s dive in…
As I mentioned in my review, the RELATIONSHIPS were everything in this book. The father-daughter. The friends. The 4 besties. The boyfriend. I loved it all. And I wanted more! (Honestly I would read a book about all of them just hanging out.)
We start off the book learning that Andie’s father is in the middle of a huge political scandal. There was a misuse of funds, and her father decides to take a leave of absence from Congress during the investigation. We’re immediately shown the obvious distance between Andie and her father through their awkward interactions and the unfamiliarity surrounding the two. Also we’re introduced to Andie’s group of friends right in the beginning via text messages. (Of course Toby is already using emojis) I loved reading the girls banter through their texts!
Let’s do a quick intro of the girls… Palmer, Bri, and Toby. Palmer’s the more carefree and fun one who is dating Tom, Toby was overly dramatic and boy crazy, and Bri was the funny film geek. I felt like I could’ve been besties with Palmer. She seemed like a great friend and a lot of fun. And Bri & Toby were an entertaining duo who were always attached to the hip.
It felt very high school when Andie’s friends snuck her out of her house by hiding her under a blanket to take her to a party. And, even though I just graduated, it still made me feel nostalgic (and a little old too). At this party, we learn that Andie has a problem with commitment. She seems to almost always have a boyfriend, but they usually don’t last longer than 3 weeks. Dang girl! We’re also introduced to Topher, who was her first kiss and on and off again hook up. We didn’t really get much out of his character, but if things had gone another way I totally could have seen them ending up together. (But glad they didn’t… because well CLARK!)